Keep, Robert P. (Robert Porter), 1844-1904

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Robert Porter Keep was born on April 26, 1844 in Farmington, Connecticut. He was a scholar of classical Greek, teacher, and school administrator. Keep died in Farmington, Connecticut on June 3, 1904. After graduating from Yale College in 1865, Keep taught at the school for children of staff at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He received a Ph.D. from Yale and then served as United States counsul at the Piraeus until 1871 when he undertook further research in Germany and Italy. From 1876 to 1885 he taught Greek at Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Massachusetts, and from 1885 until 1902 he served as principal of the Free Academy of Norwich, Connecticut. From then until his death he was trustee of Miss Porter's School for Girls in Farmington, Connecticut. He was the author of several texts for use in the teaching of Greek. Keep married Margaret Vryling Haines in 1879. They had two children, Robert and Dorothea. Margaret Keep died in 1893, and Keep married Elizabeth V. Hale in 1897.

From the description of Robert Porter Keep papers, 1849-1902 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702205547

Robert Porter Keep was born on April 26, 1844 in Farmington, Connecticut. He was a scholar of classical Greek, teacher, and school administrator. Keep died in Farmington, Connecticut on June 3, 1904. After graduating from Yale College in 1865, Keep taught at the school for children of staff at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He received a Ph.D. from Yale and then served as United States counsul at the Piraeus until 1871 when he undertook further research in Germany and Italy. From 1876 to 1885 he taught Greek at Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Massachusetts, and from 1885 until 1902 he served as principal of the Free Academy of Norwich, Connecticut. From then until his death he was trustee of Miss Porter’s School for Girls in Farmington, Connecticut. He was the author of several texts for use in the teaching of Greek. Keep married Margaret Vryling Haines in 1879. They had two children, Robert and Dorothea. Margaret Keep died in 1893, and Keep married Elizabeth V. Hale in 1897.

From the guide to the Robert Porter Keep Papers, 1849-1902, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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referencedIn Woolsey family. Woolsey family papers, 1750-1976 (inclusive), 1811-1921 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Woolsey family. Woolsey family papers, 1750-1950 (inclusive), 1811-1921 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Bigelow family papers, ca. 1843-1950, 1870-1920 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Bigelow family. Bigelow family papers, ca. 1843-1950, bulk (1870-1920). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Keep, Robert Porter, 1844-1904. Papers, 1855-1890. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Robert Porter Keep Papers, 1849-1902 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Keep, Robert P. (Robert Porter), 1844-1904. Robert Porter Keep papers, 1849-1902 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Woolsey family papers, 1750-1969, 1811-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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associatedWith Allen, F. D. (Frederic De Forest), 1844-1897. person
associatedWith American School for the Deaf, Hartford. corporateBody
associatedWith American School for the Deaf, Hartford. corporateBody
associatedWith Avery, George W. person
associatedWith Avery, George W. person
associatedWith Bigelow family family
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associatedWith Farmington, Conn. Miss Porter's School. corporateBody
associatedWith Haines family. family
associatedWith Haines family. family
associatedWith Haines, Lillian M. person
associatedWith Haines, Lillian M. person
associatedWith Keep, John Robinson, 1810-1884. person
associatedWith Keep, Margaret Vryling Haines, 1853-1893. person
associatedWith Keep, Rebecca Porter. person
associatedWith Keep, Rebecca Porter. person
associatedWith Keep, William Andrew, 1847-1870. person
associatedWith Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, Conn. corporateBody
associatedWith Porter, Noah, 1811-1892. person
associatedWith Porter, Samuel, 1810-1901. person
associatedWith Porter, Sarah, 1813-1900. person
associatedWith Scranton, William W. person
associatedWith Scranton, William W. person
associatedWith Sears Building (Boston, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Seymour, Thomas D. (Thomas Day), 1848-1907. person
associatedWith Toole, Gerald. person
associatedWith United States Military Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith Williston Academy, Easthampton, Mass. corporateBody
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associatedWith Yale College, 1718-1887. Class of 1865. corporateBody
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associatedWith Yale University. Students. corporateBody
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Norwich (Conn.)
Easthampton (Mass.)
Elizabeth (N.J.)
Europe
Caputville (Mo.)
Europe
Connecticut
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Connecticut
Hartford (Conn.)
Norwich (Conn.)
Hartford (Conn.)
Elizabeth (N.J.)
Caputville (Mo.)
Farmington (Conn.)
Farmington (Conn.)
Brooklyn (N.Y.)
Easthampton (Mass.)
Barton County (Mo.)
Barton County (Mo.)
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Birth 1844-04-26

Death 1904-06-03

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